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Each drop spindle is hand-turned one at a time for the most discriminating hand spindler.  These drop spindles are made from domestic and exotic wood combinations for eye-appeal and hand-spinning properties. Why not give one a spin? 

All the woods used are domestic and exotic woods imported from all over the world.  All products are constructed of solid wood and are not stained but are finished to show off and enhance their natural beauty.

All of the top whorl drop spindles are turned as a complete unit (whorl glued to shaft prior to turning)– thereby insuring the best balance possible.  The whorl diameter starts out at 3-1/2” and ends up at about 3-3/8” after turning.  The shafts are tapered with fancy turning at the bottom so these spindles could also be used as a low whorl.  The shaft length on all spindles is 8-1/2” (below the whorl) about 10-1/2” overall (not including the hook).  The hooks are fashioned from .43 gauge stainless steel wire.  Once they are adjusted they hold the adjustment very well.  Each spindle has a notch cut at about the three o’clock position for the fiber to pass through. All drop spindles have several coats of a polymerized oil finish and a final buff with carnuba wax.  Only one coat of finish is placed on the shaft to ensure the shaft is not too slippery but still remains protected.  All spindles range from .9 to 1.5 ounces.  Due to the volatility in the hardwood market and availability of wood - spindles may vary and prices are subject to change without notice.

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Phone: 508-693-5554
Location: 1 Head of the Pond Road, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
Mailing address: PO Box 1515, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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